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Old 11-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Zaurus SL-C1000, PdaX & Cacko 1.23, rt73 USB Wifi, DHCP problems

Hi all,

Does anyone know how to get a DHCP connection with this kit:

Zaurus SL-C1000, PdaX or Cacko 1.23, rt73 or rt2570 USB Wifi

tried the usual set of wifi start interface commands with USB using the iwconfig command then issued:

dhcpcd rausb0

result: interface goes down with no Internet connection.

then tried:

dhclient rausb0

after modifying the kernel, dhclient ran, but, again,with no internet connection.

is there a manual way of starting a Wifi Network connection with this setup using ifconfig ?

my AP is at

CF 802.11b works adequately in mananged mode, I can get a DHCP based connection, but very very poor ad-hoc mode (lasts about 30 seconds then dies totally) not tried ad-hoc with USB Wifi yet.

any ideas for DHCP with USB Wifi then folks ?

thanks a lot !

PdaXii13 is a great OS, but, If I can't get this issue resolved, I'm going to (heartbreakingly) sell my lovely SL-C1000 in favour of the OQO x86 pocket Computer. I really don't want to do this, so please help !
Old 11-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Does it work with a static IP config?
If not you know dhcp isn't your problem...
Old 11-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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What is the BASH command sequence to do that ? do you use ifconfig ? if so, should it work if your using a DHCP Wifi AP as long as the Netmask is the same ?

If it does use ifconfig, I have tried, but still no internet connection. I would appreciate you listing out the correct
sequence of BASH commands so I can try this properly. thanks for your help so far.


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